as someone who has been debating whether or not he should lead this program going forward to all the important people; friends, the dog, coffee tables, etc, i'm now more than ever sure he's the man for the job. A tremendous speach, especially how he tied the theme of "raising up" into player development off the field-how many coaches really care about that? We're lucky enough to have one of the few. He isn't the most eloquent speaker, but the passion and theme ring true. Maybe his speach sold me, but I haven't bought anything lately from any door to door salesmen or converted my religion after a doorbell ring, so I'm gonna stick with my guns.
Nothing about this was a plea, simply heartfelt. Having been portrayed as a sort of country bumpkin rolling in here from west virginia, i think he's a completely different man then when he was first introduced at the helm. He hasn't been perfect, and he has made mistakes, but i will take him leading our program over a man like urban meyer, nick saban, or d'antonio any day of the week, even if it meant a difference in the overall w/l total.
Coach Rodriguez, I'm a believer.